DBS Macro Insights: The Dark Matter of Trade


On July 2018, as part of the DBS Asian Insights conference, we made a presentation on trade wars.
Group Research11 Jul 2019


    Titled the Dark Matter of Trade, the presentation used cutting edge 3D hologram technology to illustrate three key points—first, one needs to consider broader measures beyond trade deficit to grasp flows between nations; second, estimated correctly, the US does not come across as a deficit economy at all; and third, successful US companies derive tremendous brand value from the rest of the world, keeping the US amply supplied with financial income. And finally, the imperative for Asian companies is to create their own brand value, which is the primary way to achieve growth and prosperity. Today, the presentation seems as current as then. We hope you enjoy it.

     



     
     

    Taimur Baig, Ph.D.

    Chief Economist - G3 & Asia
    taimurbaig@dbs.com



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